Add talking points to my 1-on-1

This article walks through how to add a new talking point to your 1-on-1 agenda. You can either add custom talking points, talking point from our bank of science-inspired questions, or talking points from Slack.

In this article, you will learn...


Add a custom talking point

Open the 1-on-1 you want to add talking points to

  1. Click on 1-on-1s in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation.
  2. You're now on the 'My 1-on-1s' list. From here, click on the name of the person you want to add talking points with.
  3. If you don't have a current 1-on-1 agenda with the person, scroll to the "Make your own" section and click Start crafting my 1-on-1.
  4. If you have a current 1-on-1 agenda with the person, it will open and you can continue to the next section.

Add a talking point

  1. In the "Talking points" section of the 1-on-1 agenda, click Add another talking point. You can also add a private talking point by clicking Add a private talking point. Private talking points will not be visible to the other 1-on-1 participant, and will only appear on your 1-on-1 agenda.
  2. Type out the point you'd like to discuss during your 1-on-1, then either click out of the box or click the 'Enter' key to save your talking point.
  3. You can add a comment on a talking point by hovering over any given talking point and clicking the comment box.

Bulk add talking points to multiple 1-on-1 agendas

  1. Click on 1-on-1s 15Five's main, left-hand navigation.
  2. Click the orange Add talking points button at the top right-hand side of the 'My 1-on-1s' page.
  3. Add as many talking points as you'd like using the 'Add talking points to your current 1-on-1' fields.
  4. Select whose 1-on-1 you'd like to add the talking points to. Anyone that appears in your 'My 1-on-1s' list will appear in the drop-down menu. If you're a manager, you will see a 'All my direct reports' option as well. If you do not have a current 1-on-1 with any person you select, a new 1-on-1 agenda will be created with that individual.
  5. Click Add talking points.
  6. Boom! Your current 1-on-1 with the person(s) will now show the talking points you added.

Add a talking point from the talking point bank

Do you ever feel stuck in your 1-on-1, and wish you could browse some science-inspired questions to have more transformational conversations? Well, you're in luck!  You can now browse all of 15Five's science-inspired questions in our talking point bank and add them directly to your 1-on-1 agenda.

  1. Open the 1-on-1 you want to add talking points to.
  2. On the right-hand side of your screen, you'll see a box that says "1-on-1 Tips". Click the Browse talking points button in that box to open the question bank.
  3. Click the "+" next to a question to add it to your 1-on-1 agenda.

Types of talking points in the bank

You'll find various question themes in the talking points bank. Themes include:

  • Best-Self Management
  • Better One On One's
  • Career Trajectory
  • Coaching
  • Core Values
  • Culture Building
  • Department-specific
  • Employee Feedback
  • Engagement
  • Goals + OKRs
  • High Performance
  • Innovation
  • Manager Feedback
  • Learning and Development
  • Questions for Managers
  • Recognition and Appreciation
  • Remote Teams
  • Road Blocks/Obstacles
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Virtual Teams

So, what are you waiting for? Let's have some productive, science-inspired 1-on-1s!

Add a talking point from Slack

If your company is integrated with Slack, you can add items from Slack directly to any 1-on-1 agenda.

  1. Hover over the item in Slack that you want to add to your 1-on-1 as a talking point and open the 'More actions' menu.
  2. Select 'Add to 1-on-1' from the dropdown menu.
  3. A popup will appear asking you to select whose 1-on-1(s) you want to add the talking point to. Only people that appear on your 'My 1-on-1' list will appear as options for you to add the talking point for. You can also rename the talking point in the 'Add this to your 1-on-1 agenda' field.
  4. Click Add to 1-on-1. The item will immediately appear on your 1-on-1 agenda in 15Five.

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